Internet

Reliable and flexible solution for your business data requirements

Internet Overview

All businesses today depend on internet connectivity, no matter what your specialty. If you happen to be involved in e-commerce, multimedia, or a number of other endeavors, the increasing demands for bandwidth that is reliable and secure. First Communications can design and deliver a tailored solution to provide access that delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford, with the flexibility to upgrade as your business grows.

Connectivity can be delivered with several technologies, including T1 and Ethernet. Both are proven technologies that are widely utilized, but each has certain advantages over the other. Ethernet has much higher bandwidth, is highly scalable, and is simpler technology. T1 service is more widely available, and initially less expensive to provide service, and is good solution for smaller businesses that don’t need to scale bandwidth. The technology experts at First Communications can help you select the best connectivity solution for your business

Outgrown Your T1s?

Upgrade to the latest technology with simple and scalable Ethernet, delivered via Fiber or Copper. If your business needs more bandwidth, First Communications has the solution that you need for a price that your business can afford.

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Need More Bandwidth?

Cloud Applications need lots of Bandwidth. Fast, symmetrical access with speeds up to 1Gbps.

Reduce Costs

Ethernet connnectivity is up to 50% less expensive than comparable T1 or DS3 service.

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Simplify Demands on IT Staff

Enables high quality for mission critical business applications like Voice over IP (VoIP) , credit card transactions, and mission critical enterprise applications.

Highly Scalable

Easy Grows with your business, and doesn’t require additional equipment and capital expenditures.

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Reliable & Secure

Guaranteed 99.99% network availability backed by a robust SLA.

Rapidly Deploy Using Existing Infrastructure

No need to purchase expensive equipment or replace circuits when upgrading service.

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Superior Support 24/7/365

Our experienced and responsive technical experts offer superior customer support whenever you need it.

T1 & Bonded T1

Trusted technology that is available everywhere.

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Outgrown Your DSL or Cable Broadband?

Upgrade to the latest technology.

Need More Bandwidth?

Cloud applications need lots of bandwidth. T1 offers fast, symmetrical access with speeds up to 1.5 to 12 Mbps.

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Reliable & Secure

Guaranteed 99.99% network availability backed by a robust SLA.

Superior Support 24/7/365

Our experienced and responsive technical experts offer superior customer support whenever you need it.

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Attribute T1 and Bonded T1 Ethernet Advantages
Bandwidth Type Symmetrical Symmetrical
Speed T1: 1.5 Mbps
Bonded T1: 3-12.0 Mbps
3Mbps-1Gbps Ethernet over Copper offers higher bandwidth at a lower cost
SLA 99.99% Uptime SLA 99.99% Uptime SLA
Scalability Requires additional equipment and is more costly Customer premise equipment does not need to be changed for additional bandwidth Ethernet scales better and less expensively that T1 or DS3 service
Reliability Uses older link bonding technology. A problem with one line can impact the entire connection Uses loop bonding technology. If one loop fails bandwidth remains available Ethernet technology delivers more efficient bandwidth use and better reliability
Quality of Service (QoS) QoS with VoIP QoS with VoIP
Speed Fluctuation Dedicated speed does not fluctuate Dedicated speed does not fluctuate. EoC service depends on distance from central office (CO) The maximum speed of Ethernet over Copper service depends on distance from CO. Once delivered, speed does not fluctuate
Connectivity T1 is a form of internet connection Uses Ethernet LAN Technology for simplicity and ease of device connectivity Ethernet greatly simplifies device connections
Equipment Requires equipment Uses your existing infrastructure. Requires a lower cost router Ethernet typically requires a lower cost router
Availability Available nationwide Available in OH,IL, MI. EoC is distance dependent EoF is not distance dependent EoC has distance limitations, T1 and EoF is not.

Experience the First Communications Service Difference

We are 100% committed to providing you with the highest level of customer service in the industry. To accomplish this, we provide you with a team of 3 dedicated, highly trained and empowered specialists to ensure a superior service delivery experience. Here is what to expect from First Communications:

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Customized Solution

Your dedicated, highly experienced Sales Engineer will perform a thorough assessment of your current environment and service needs, and will work with you to design a customized solution.

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Smooth Professional Implementation

Your dedicated and experienced Project Coordinator will guide you through the implementation process, so that your custom designed solution is installed in a seamless and professional manner.

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Superior Support

After installation, your dedicated Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) will serve as a single point of contact. As your business and network needs grow, your CRM can assist with configuration changes, the addition of new locations, or any other support you might need.

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